Cultural offerings

The city offers though-provoking, youthfully unpolished and distinctive culture experiences. Finnish standup is said to have its origins in Jyväskylä. In addition to professional theatres, there are also many amateur theatres, internationally successful choirs and dance art companies with a nationwide reputation in Jyväskylä. The Jyväskylä Festival, the oldest city festival in the Nordic countries, is also arranged in Jyväskylä featuring internationally recognised stars of nonverbal theatre and concert music.
Jyväskylä is the home city of the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto. The region boasts around 30 buildings designed by Aalto, more than anywhere else in the world. All of his styles are represented, from his earliest works through to achievements in the latter stages of his career. In the master architect’s footsteps we travel from classicism to functionalism, from brick architecture to monumentalism. The Alvar Aalto Museum is a specialist museum of architecture and design and a national and international centre for information on Aalto.

The city and its surroundings also feature a number of museums and beautiful churches, including Petäjävesi Old Church, which has gained inclusion on UNESCO’s world heritage list. There are three nationally significant museums in Jyväskylä: the Alvar Aalto Museum, the Craft Museum of Finland and the National Costume Centre of Finland, and the Aviation Museum of Central Finland.

Jyväskylä is also proud of its symphony orchestra, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, that features an international ensemble of professional musicians. There are also many choirs and theatre groups in the city, several of which enjoy an international reputation. Jyväskylä City Theatre caters for a range of theatre experiences every week.
  • Where?

  • Jyväskylä Convention Bureau
  • Office: Tietotalo, Kilpisenkatu 1, 40100 Jyväskylä

  • Address:
  • PL 193
  • 40101 Jyväskylä
  • Finland